The Man God Uses
The man God uses is the man or woman who makes himself or herself available to do the will of God. Are you the man God uses?
- The Women God Used
- Other Women in the Bible
- Women in the New Testament of the Bible
- Men in the Bible
- The Man God Uses
- Are You The Man God Uses?
The Women God Used
Throughout history, God had chosen and used several women to bring about his purposes for mankind. The first woman God made was Eve. Eve was the first female person that God made. She was also the first wife, mother and the first to fall into the deceptive hands of satan.
Her role was important to God for God said:
"It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him." ...But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
The man said,
"This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called 'woman,'
for she was taken out of man."
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. "(NIV)
Eve was the first woman to give birth. However, nothing much was known of her character other than that she was deceived by the devil and she convinced her husband to also fall for the devil's tricks.
Other Women in the Bible
There were other women in the bible that God used at other times. Some of these remarkable women include:
and other lesser known women in the old testament of the bible.
Women in the New Testament of the Bible
There are as well many women who contributed to the change of the course of history in the new testament of the bible.
These women include:
Mary the mother of Jesus
These women became acceptable to God because they made themselves available and allowed God to use them to bring out his purpose on earth. Most had no exceptional qualities but were humble enough to bow to the will of God for their lives; and God used them.
Men in the Bible
There are many men in the bible who God used as he was equally using the women. There are many of them who did pleasant things in the sight of God while many messed up the only opportunity they were given to write something good about themselves in the bible.
Abraham was recorded as being God's friend though he slept and gave birth to Hagar's son Ishmael. Afterwards Ishmael had to be sent away with his mother because he did not belong with Isaac, the promised child.
Lot, Abraham's nephew preferred to live on the road to Sodom and Gomorrah and was almost consumed by the destruction of the town. His wife became a pillar of salt for she was not meant to be saved. Lot eventually became the father of his grand children after he slept with his two daughters when he was drunk.
Many men caused wars and led wars that led to the death of thousands in the old testament. Wars are still being fought today for the very same reasons they were fought some thousand years ago.
Many other men made marks in the bible and were recognized as such. We recognize some of these men today because some of us still bear their names as a testimony to their good and, or valiant lives.
The Man God Uses
1. The man God uses is always available for God
2. The man God uses is obedient to God at all times
3. The man God uses is not lazy
4. The man God uses is not idle
5. The man God uses has respect for others
6. The man God uses does the will of God
7. The man God uses listens to God
8. The man God uses does not fail
9. The man God uses is sensitive to the Holy Spirit
10. The man God uses is a champion.
Are You The Man God Uses?
God is still using men and women to bring about his purposes on earth. Those who have sold out to God are used by him at all times and they willingly offer themselves to do the will of God.
If you are the man God uses, you will know.
So, are you the man God uses?